Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Mark Pinkerton

Dr. Mark joined our practice in August 2020. He grew up in Beatrice with family members who also studied dentistry! Dr. Mark developed his passion for dentistry by visiting his dad’s dental practice. He has fond memories of having his dad take care of his dental needs as young as age five. Dr. Mark is very passionate about painless dentistry. He loves to restore patients to great oral health and get to know them on a personal level.

Dr. Mark attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. He has been practicing for more than 30 years. He likes to attend continuing education courses, especially ones that involve learning about surgery and endodontics. Dr. Mark has served on the Nebraska Dental Association board of trustees and in the House of Delegates.

Dr. Mark has three sons — Adam, Jared, and Ryan — and one granddaughter, Cheyenne. In his free time, you can find him hunting, fishing, training dogs, or singing barbershop music. We are very excited to have Dr. Mark on our team here at Superior Dental Health.

Dr. Vu

Dr. Vy Vu

Born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Dr. Vy Vu spent much of her childhood in the country before immigrating with her family when she was ten years old. While growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Vu completed her undergraduate studies at Nebraska Wesleyan University and her dental degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Growing up in a family of immigrants, she recognized the importance of dental care for those in similar situations to her own; her goal is to provide accessible quality dental care for everyone in the community, ensuring no smile goes unattended.

Joining our office in December 2021, Dr. Vu is a valuable asset to our team as we find her values to be aligned with our own. Always striving to put the patient’s needs first, Dr. Vu stands out among patients as she genuinely cares for them, makes everyone feel at ease, and brings smiles to our office. Outside of work, Dr. Vu enjoys spending time with her husband or doing activities she enjoys – such as drawing, reading, or cooking. She also volunteers at Clinic With A Heart and People City Mission to help members of the community who are in need.

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Dr. Safia Rauf

Dr. Safia Rauf, originally from Logar, Afghanistan, began her educational journey in her home country before relocating to the United States for high school at Millard South High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in biotechnology from the University of Nebraska and later completed her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. Following graduation, she gained experience at Community Regional Medical Center’s Surabian Dental Center in Fresno, CA. She is a distinguished member of the California Dental Association (CDA) and American Dental Association (ADA) and has continually expanded her expertise by attending courses on diverse topics such as Invisalign, endodontics, oral surgery, orthoFX, digital dentistry, and more.

Since joining our practice, Dr. Rauf has been passionately providing superior patient care, taking pride in enhancing her patients’ oral health and improving their quality of life. She relishes the challenge of treating each unique case and particularly enjoys imparting knowledge about oral health and hygiene to her patients. Dr. Rauf’s love for her profession is complemented by her joy of working in our practice, appreciating our welcoming atmosphere, positive team attitude, and commitment to collaboration. 

When she’s not in the office, Dr. Rauf enjoys quality family time, watching movies, visiting parks with her children, and indulging in audiobooks. She is a proud mother to a three-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter, and a supportive wife to her career-driven husband.

Dr. Don Smith

Retired now, but as a dentist and also in his personal life, Dr. Smith’s goal was always to influence people not only to meet but also to exceed their potential and expectations. He loved helping patients on their path of wellness. It was especially gratifying to him when patients came to realize their dental health is important to their overall wellness. Dr. Don Smith served as one of the founding practitioners of the practice and retired in 2021.

One of Dr. Smith’s greatest blessings was having a family-owned business. He was born in Omaha and has lived in our great state all his life. When he has free time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with friends and family, which includes his four children and eight grandchildren.

Dr. Smith set an exceptional example in our office by upholding the qualities that make experiences in our practice truly remarkable for patients. Our team aims to continue down his path of providing compassion, passion, and superior care to those who visit our practice.

Dr. Corbin Smith

Born in Aberdeen, SD and raised in Northville, MI, Dr. Corbin Smith is a dedicated dentist known for his commitment to patient education and oral health. His roots in a tight-knit community in South Dakota and his deep-seated passion for patient care have shaped his approach to dentistry, highlighting the importance of patient involvement and communication in the decision-making process. His educational journey started at South Dakota State University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in human biology before obtaining a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. Dr. Smith joined our dental practice in June 2023, where he has worked to foster a comfortable, family-like environment for his patients while maintaining high oral health care standards.

Passionate about the relational aspect of his profession, Dr. Smith thrives on building meaningful relationships with his patients. He finds great fulfillment in enhancing his patients’ smiles and boosting their confidence through expert dental care. His practice philosophy is anchored in making dental care decisions a collaborative process, ensuring his patients understand and participate in their oral health management.

Outside his professional life, Dr. Smith enjoys spending quality time with his family, his friends, and his three-year-old goldendoodle, Cane. He’s an avid supporter of the Huskers and a regular attendee of concerts and golf events. With his wife expecting their first child, he is eagerly looking forward to becoming a father. It is a pleasure to have Dr. Smith as a member of our Superior Dental Health team.

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